Aftermarket Warehouse Distributors

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Representing interests of traditional distribution

The Aftermarket Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) was founded in 1947 and is the oldest organized group of warehouse distributors and their respective suppliers of parts, accessories and other supplies for the motor vehicle aftermarket. AWDA’s 600+ members represent thousands of locations.

AWDA represents the interests of traditional distribution within the Auto Care Association. Through networking, leadership opportunities and cross-channel communication, AWDA members provide policy advice and input to the Auto Care Association and the aftermarket industry at-large.

Community Highlights

AWDA, HDDA: Heavy Duty Announce Integration. Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) Board of Governors and the HDDA: Heavy Duty (HDDA) Advisory Council have announced the culmination of a months-long effort to unite two of the Auto Care Association’s largest communities: HDDA: Heavy Duty and AWDA.

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Interactive industry insights. Manufacturers and warehouse distributors have access to TrendLens, Auto Care's interactive data platform to understand how market influencing factors are affecting their businesses. Economic and industry indicator data is included in membership and product performance data is available to qualifying manufacturers who subscribe. 

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Communicate more effectively with your trading partners. Get the right part, to the right place, at the right time using data standards to speak the same technical language as your customers. AWDA members use ACES and PIES to lower supply chain costs and increase sales.

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HDAW 2021 will be fully virtual

2021 Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW)

January 25 - 28, 2021
The virtual conference will feature traditional HDAW opening sessions with the HDAW 2021 co-chairs and a comprehensive conference program that will provide highly useful information on doing business in the current environment.

The conference will feature education workshops including SOLD! (Service Opportunities & Learning Day), designed for distributors with service and repair technicians. Additionally, the highly popular pre-scheduled One-on-One meetings between distributor and supplier executives will also be held 100% virtual as part of HDAW 2021.

More virtual programs to ensure industry leaders can glean the valuable information they expect from HDAW will be announced soon.

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What Members Are Saying

Community Liaison

Larry Northup
AAP, Executive Director, AWDA, HDDA